Passengers walked from the light rail platform to the Mall of America at its updated transit station Friday.

New $25M MOA transit station set to welcome visitors 'in style'

About 44 million customers visit the Mall of America every year, with nearly 3 million shoppers and employees using the station and transit as their entry point. "This is the biggest hub for transit in the state of Minnesota," said Metropolitan Chairman Charlie Zelle at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
West Metro
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Monique Baugh

Parents of slain Mpls. Realtor speak out as suspect makes court appearance

Monique Baugh's parents thanked the community for its support in the evolving case.
West Metro
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This crash occurred about 1:15 p.m. Monday on eastbound Interstate 494 near the France Avenue exit, according to the State Patrol. Credit: MnDOT traff

Patrol IDs minivan driver killed in three-vehicle crash on I-494

The victim is a 78-year-old man from Golden Valley, the patrol said.
West Metro
February 18

Hundreds of spinouts and crashes across Minnesota in wake of winter storm

Transportation officials reported at least two fatal crashes on state roads.
West Metro
February 17
East Union Elementary students watched a test tube change colors during an experiment making acid using dry ice in 2012. The school district is planni

East Carver officials plan to close tiny rural school after failed referendum

Failed Eastern Carver referendum meant cuts, but residents didn't expect closing of tiny East Union.
West Metro
February 16

Metro Transit light rail train, car collide near Mall of America

The line was up and running within an hour.
West Metro
February 16

Music venue at Hopkins Depot Coffee House rebranded as the Freight Room

Students lead effort at Hopkins coffee shop.
West Metro
February 15
Waseca Officer Arik Matson

'Great strides' for Waseca police officer recovering from shooting

Arik Matson was able to walk almost 50 feet with therapists' assistance, his family said.
South Metro
February 15

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Feb. 16

CHANHASSEN JAN. 19 Drugs. A 17-year-old boy was cited on suspicion of possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and…
West Metro
February 14
Rapper Jon Mitchell-Momoh, with his late partner, Monique Baugh, and one of their two daughters, 3-year-old Legend.

Two suspects indicted in New Year's Eve killing of Minneapolis real estate agent

Two of four people charged in the New Year's Eve kidnapping and killing of real estate agent Monique Baugh have been indicted on first-degree murder charges.
West Metro
February 14
A GarbageMan worker emptied containers in Bloomington in 2015. The city’s organized collection program began in fall 2016 with the goal of reducing

Minn. Supreme Court sides with Bloomington group on organized trash

The case involved a citizens' group efforts to put the city's organized trash collection plan up for a citywide vote.
West Metro
February 14
A large house fire on the shore of Lake Minnetonka produced flames visible across the lake along with smoke that showed up on Twin Cities weather rada

Large, stubborn fire engulfs Lake Minnetonka mansion

No injuries were reported, and authorities have yet to give a preliminary indication of how the fire started.
West Metro
February 13
James Wheeler of Fairbanks, Alaska, was first to cross the finish line of the Klondike Dog Derby, though not necessarily the winner due to the stagger

Sled dog racing makes historic return to Lake Minnetonka

Forty mushers from as far away as Alaska and Ontario started with 250 dogs on the snowy streets of Excelsior for the Klondike Dog Derby.
West Metro
February 13
A large house fire on the shore of Lake Minnetonka produced flames visible across the lake along with smoke that was showing up on Twin Cities weather

Crews battle large house fire on Lake Minnetonka late into the night

No one was hurt in the the blaze, which was so large that flames could be seen from the other end of the lake and the smoke was showing up on Twin Cities weather radar.
West Metro
February 12
Hennepin County District Court Chief Judge Ivy Bernhardson.

Hennepin County Chief Judge Ivy Bernhardson will retire this year

Bernhardson was appointed to the bench in May 2007 and was elected in 2008 and 2014. Her term was set to expire next year.
West Metro
February 12

Charge: St. Louis Park woman drank, took pills before baby suffocated in bed

Mikaela E. Devitt, 38, was charged with one count of second-degree manslaughter.
West Metro
February 12

St. Louis Park man charged in woman's overdose death

Calvonzo D. Burnett, 29, was charged with one count of third-degree murder.
West Metro
February 11
Commissioner Mike Opat is the third of Hennepin County’s seven commissioners to announce they are leaving the board.

Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat will retire after three decades

Opat cited achievements including Target Field, planned Bottineau Light-rail line and social services.
West Metro
February 10

Authorities ID man run over, killed at a Bloomington intersection

Authorities on Monday identified the man who was run over at a Bloomington intersection last week.Solomon Kelkle, 63, suffered fatal injuries when a vehicle hit…
West Metro
February 10

County attorney: Police justified in killing of man with knife in Richfield

The man "threatened several officers with the knife," County Attorney Mike Freeman said.
West Metro
February 9
Mary LaGarde, executive director of the Minneapolis American Indian Center, pauses to answer a media question in which she responded that it is her ob

Fentanyl deaths continued to rise in Hennepin Co. in 2019

The increase comes despite ongoing efforts to curb the opioid epidemic that for much of the past decade ravaged New England and Appalachia, but until recently had largely spared Minneapolis.